Becoming a priest in the Church of England is not something that you just do. First you go through a rigorous discernment process, both for the church to find out whether you are indeed the right person for this calling and for yourself to find out and to clarify your calling to the priestly office. 448 more words
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It has been a big week for women. On Monday, it was announced that the Church of England had voted in favour of female bishops, whilst yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle saw the addition of two key figures into senior roles, bringing the total number of women in the cabinet from three to five. 1,388 more words
The so-called “Church of England” has voted overwhelmingly to “ordain” women “bishops”. I cannot say I am unsurprised, and this vote only serves to confirm Leo XIII’s teaching that Anglican “orders” are 203 more words
Non-Religious Women in the Church: In my last post I mentioned that, as a feminist theologian, I often find myself between a rock and a hard place. The same could be said of all or most women who spend a significant amount of time within an environment where male power and authority are even more pervasive than in the secular world.
However, female theologians from the secular sphere face their own particular challenges, and these challenges are both new and unique in the context of Church history and indeed history in general. 310 more words